To the Happy Few

Medicine - To the Happy Few
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2013 Ratings: #364 / 958
User Score
Based on 11 ratings
August 6, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
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Shoegaze, Noise Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

The songs are drop-dead gorgeous, the waves of noise and sound are all-encompassing but arranged perfectly, and there is enough joyous craft and blown-out intensity in the sound to keep it from being just an empty nostalgia trip.

80
Consequence of Sound

As a whole, the album has a wonderful density that reveals a new secret with every listen, melodies buried in caverns of reverb and tricky guitar bits that hide in reversed delay. 

80
PopMatters

To the Happy Few finds an older, wiser Medicine freed from any limitations of form and style that its original incarnation had to grapple with, since there’s an open playfulness with the structures they use here

75
The 405

The best thing about their new album To The Happy Few is that it manages to sound utterly contemporary.

72
Pitchfork

To the Happy Few will very likely turn out to be one of the best sounding guitar-based albums of the year.

70
NME

‘To The Happy Few’ might be a fairly transparent attempt to relive Medicine’s salad days, but there are many worse sources they could mine for inspiration.

70
Under The Radar

The expected abrasive nastiness that should go hand in hand with such a noisy band is cast aside in favour of something genuinely light. 

70
No Ripcord

The resulting album feels fresh and contemporary – as much as any new young guitar band around today – and not at all a retro step. 

50
Drowned in Sound

To The Happy Few is precise and calculated. It lacks the irrationality and selfishness that gives a record its soul. Medicine have created an album for their listeners. They should have done it for themselves.

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Track List

  1. Long As The Sun
  2. It s Not Enough
  3. Burn It
  4. Holy Cr imes
  5. The End Of The Line
  6. Butterfly s Out Tonight
  7. All You Need To Know
  8. Find Me Always
  9. Pull The Trigger
  10. Daylight
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Added on: July 28, 2013